Analyst opinion

IGD’s analysts share their perspective on key technologies, and how they are changing and enhancing the food and grocery industry.

01 April 2020
As the Coronavirus (COVD-19) affects more countries globally and impacts lives, there has been an increased focus on hygiene, as governments and health professional recommend regular hand washing.  In this article we look at three technologies already in existence that keep stores clean and could help reassure shoppers. Autonomous cleaning robots Walmart has the Auto-C – Autonomous Clean...
01 April 2020
Over the last few weeks we have seen retailers implement a range of social-distancing initiatives, including floor stickers, plexiglass guards and limiting the number of shoppers in store at any one time. We consider how retailers may start to think differently about the future store experience so that they can respond at pace to any future social-distancing requirements. 1. Changes to stor...